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The Payment option that Increases a Customer’s willingness to Pay

TrialPay is the only payment option that increases a customer’s willingness to pay. Visa, MasterCard, Google Checkout and other payment options don’t do anything to increase conversions, but TrialPay significantly boosts sales from your current traffic by giving your customers thousands of ways to pay through their favorite brands.

1. TrialPay lets online shoppers get your product for free—but you get paid the full value and often even more

2. Customers select the advertising offer of their choice to get your product for free

3. Customers get your product for free and you acquire loyal customers by providing a great deal

4. TrialPay uses money from the advertiser (Gap in this example) to pay for your product

Get all the information at TrialPay.com

I hope this tool with help you boost your sales!

Please share your success story with us. We´d love to hear all about it.

Thank you.

Heide Holtz

SmarterSites.net

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Your Blog´s Name!

You can register a domain name for your Blog or simply use a sub-domain.

Either way, you need to think a bit about what your Blog is going to be about. The purpose of your Blog, what you will write about on your Blog…

The NAME of your Blog should describe the PURPOSE of your Blog!

Suggestions:

  • Before you go on to create your account with WordPress or Blogger, take a few minutes and read through steps 3 to 10.
  • This will give you a few ideas of what you want to write about, the purpose of your Blog. Write those down!
  • Then, come back to Step 3 and do some research on those subjects. Have a look at other websites and blogs in your category of interest. Take notes of what you like and what you don´t like on those sites.
  • Keep thinking about the name for your Blog or your Business actually! because you will earn money from your Blog!

Examples:

* Our websites address is: http://smartersites.net (this is our domain name)
* Our blog´s address is: https://smartersites.wordpress.com (this is a sub-domain)

“SmarterSites” describes the purpose of our business. Our goal is to show you how to build successful Sites >> Smarter Sites. Sites that earn money for you in multiple different ways.

Brand awareness!

You want people to remember your Blog´s name. One way to accomplish that is by registering that name in different directories, communities and so on.

Email address
Even if you have your own domain name, open a new email account with google

Example: smartersites@gmail.com

Directories & Communities
Use your Blog’s name when getting registered at Twitter, Technorati, Stumbleupon, this will create brand awareness and increase your search engine ranking…

Examples:
http://twitter.smartersites.net
http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/smartersites.net

More detail on getting set-up in directories and communities in step 10 of our 10-Step Guide inside http:smartersites.net

Heide Holtz

SmarterSites.net

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10 SEO Rules for Your Blog or Website

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a vital component of any website.

As a web designer or blogger, it’s important you understand how SEO works. Here are ten easy rules that will immediately improve the SEO on all of your web sites.

You may also be interested in how to get free advertising on google.

Rule Zero: Do Not Cheat. Period.

If you walked into a room full of genius scientists with PHDs, do you think you could outsmart them all? No. Google has hundreds of rooms full of genius scientists with PHDs, and their job is to work 60 hours a week to make sure you can’t fool Google. You can’t outsmart them. Ever. Ignore any advice on trying to cheat the system and focus on making great web sites with great content, and your sites will show up fine in searches.

Rule One: Stick to Your Keywords

Pick a few keywords or phrases that describe your site. Use them, and words related to them, whenever it’s natural to do so. Repeating them uselessly is no good (rule Zero), use them in sentences, headlines, and links.

Rule Two: Content is King

Users don’t search for design, they search for content. If your site doesn’t have content people want, no one will look at it.

Every page on your site should follow the Inverted Pyramid. Each page should lead with a relevant H1 tag with one of your keywords, and the first paragraph of text should be a summary of the rest of the page.

Rule Three: Clean Code is Searchable Code

Build your sites in a text editor, and write clean, human-readable HTML. The HTML should follow the conceptual structure of the page, navigation first, followed by the H1 tag, then the first paragraph, etc. Try to use descriptive tags when possible. Use UL for lists, P for paragraphs, H tags for heads and subheads, and STRONG for bolded text. Don’t overuse Divs.

Your site can still be artistic and cool, that’s what CSS is for.

Rule Four: The Home Page is the Most Important Page

Your home page is the key to your site being found by search engines. It should summarize the rest of the site, and give a clear, compelling reason for a user to look at the other pages in the site.

Rule Five: Links Have Meaning

Search engines pay a lot of attention to the links on your site, and the words used in those links. Never use “click here” or “see more” for a link. The link text should describe where the link will take the user, such as “more examples of CSS web design” or “learn how we can improve your SEO.”

The more relevant the links on a page, the more findable the page becomes. Don’t go overboard, and don’t link to anything irrelevant. If your page is focused on minimalist web design, a link to the Design MeltDown page on minimalism will boost your SEO. A link to a hilarious picture of a cat will not.

Rule Six: Title Tags for the Win

Every page in your site should have a title with the site name and a short description of the page. About 60 letters total. Include a keyword. Remember that the page title is what appears in search results, it should give users a clear reason to click on it.

Your navigation links should have title attributes that match the titles of your pages. This looks like <a title=”name of page” href=”link”>. It’s a small thing, but it will give you a significant SEO improvement.

Rule Seven: Alt Tags Matter

Every image on your site should have an alt tag. Especially images that are relevant to the page. If your page is focused on CSS tricks, labelling a screenshot “example of rounded CSS corners” will improve your page’s findability. Labelling it “screenshot” or “image” will do the opposite.

Rule Eight: Ignore Most Meta Tags

A long time ago meta tags were the secret to SEO. Those days are gone. The only meta tag that really matters now is the description tag. Search engines may use it to provide the text under the link to your page in their results. Make sure it describes the page in a way that explains why a user searching for your content would want to look at your page.

Rule Nine: Have a Site Map

Make sure you have a site map. This is an xml file that describes the structure of your page. Make one, and give it to Google.

Rule Ten: Design for Humans

Search engines are designed to find what humans want. That means the best way to make your site findable is to design it for humans. Your job as a designer is to solve a problem, not make art, prove a point, serve your ego or break a boundry. In this case, your problem is to provide your users with a site that is easy to use and full of what they’re looking for. If you can do that, the search engines will find you.

Have you got any more tips for SEO tips? Feel free to share them here.

Heide Holtz

http://SmarterSites.net

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